Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

GMW shortlisted for take-off in China

  • Comment
London-based practice GMW Architects has been shortlisted in the competition to design the new terminal at Hedong Airport in Yinchuan, China.

The proposed 30,000m 2building, which will help cater for the rapid growth in Chinese domestic air travel, is scheduled to open in 2007.

Because the city of Yinchuan is known as the mythological home of the phoenix, GMW's airport has been designed to mimic the shape of the bird.

Covered in a smooth, silver skin of metal panels, the frame beneath will be supported by a series of tubular-steel structural trees - dubbed 'phoenix trees' - which will create a large column-free interior.

GMW's plans also include a single longitudinal pier with six contact gates, four remote stands and one cargo stand, which will increase the current apron area by more than 55,000m 2.

by Richard Waite

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.